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26.7.4 Summary


Liability for smoking related diseases can only be considered where:

  • the member commenced smoking during their ADF service and prior to the end of 1973; and
  • the commencement of smoking can be linked to the member's service as per 26.7.1 above; and
  • the member became so habituated to smoking that they continued to smoke during and after their service; and
  • a disease manifested itself after 1 September 1971; and
  • smoking was the direct cause of the disease for which liability has been claimed; and
  • the relevant period of service is between 3 January 1949 and 30 June 2004; and
  • the member did not continue to serve on and after 1 July 2004.